Why Git is not allowing me to commit even after configuration?
This question seems like a duplicate but it’s really not. Just a slight difference that keeps on repeating. git keeps on telling me: “please tell me who you are”, even after setting it up. when I run
git commit, this is what I get….
$ git commit *** Please tell me who you are. Run git config --global user.email "email@example.com" git config --global user.name "Your Name" to set your account's default identity. Omit --global to set the identity only in this repository. fatal: unable to auto-detect email address (got 'Obby@ObbyWorkstation.(none)')
But when I run
git config --global -l, it gives me all my details…
$ git config --global -l user.name=myname firstname.lastname@example.org http.proxy=proxy.XX.XX.XX:XXXX
I have changed my name, email and proxy but they are appearing fine when I run the command, even in the .gitconfig file I can see the values are set. what could be the missing thing, because I cannot commit at all. Every time it keeps asking me who I am ?
@sheu told me something that i changed, but still the same problem. when i set
git commit asks me the same question. this is the output
$ git config --local -l core.repositoryformatversion=0 core.filemode=false core.bare=false core.logallrefupdates=true core.symlinks=false core.ignorecase=true core.hidedotfiles=dotGitOnly user.name=myname email@example.com
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That’s a typo. You’ve accidently set
user.mail with no e. Fix it by setting
user.email in the global configuration with
git config --global user.email "firstname.lastname@example.org"
You’re setting the global git options, but the local checkout possibly has overrides set. Try setting them again with
git config --local <setting> <value>. You can look at the
.git/config file in your local checkout to see what local settings the checkout has defined.
Do you have a local
user.email that’s overriding the global one?
git config --list --global | grep user user.name=YOUR NAME user.email=YOUR@EMAIL git config --list --local | grep user user.name=YOUR NAME user.email=
If so, remove them
git config --unset --local user.name git config --unset --local user.email
The local settings are per-clone, so you’ll have to unset the local
user.email for each of the repos on your machine.